KEREITA FOREST HIKING AND ZIP LINING
Dates: 22 July 2017
Kereita forest is located in Lari Kiambu County, approximately 60 kms from Nairobi. Kereita forest form part of Aberdares national park and is home to a magnificent Gatamaiyu river, caves, wild animals and a water fall which rises at a height of 60 feet. The forest and the surrounding area have animals such as elephants, leopards and colubus monkeys. The forest covers 47 square kilometers and is designated important bird area with quite a number of bird species residing in the rich biodiversity. Kereita forest bears the distinction of being the site of mass graves for over 5,000 victims of revenge attacks on the local population by the British colonial administration. These reprisals were triggered by the so called Lari massacre in March 1953 after Mau Mau combatants attacked and killed about 100 loyalists in this area including the local chief Kahangari.
7:30 hrs meet at Hilton Hotel along Bata area for pick up and briefing, time to shop for snacks and drinks and at 8:00 hrs we depart .Our scenic drive is about one hour to Kimende on the upper escarpment enter through carbacid gate.
The main features include:
Do zip lining above the forest
Visit to carbacid company i.e. Kenya’s home of co2 gas
Chance to paint balls
Nature walk i.e. visit the mass grave of the 5,000 victims of the Mau Mau Lari massacre of March 1953, walk to the 60 feet high kereita waterfall on Gatamaiyu River.
Then enjoy a short rest and walk to the carbacid forest gate through an alternative trail that climbs up and out of the forest zone into the bamboo zone, before descending to the forest gate.
At 16:30 hrs leave for Nairobi expected to arrive in Nairobi at around 17:30 hrs, drop off at same place as pick up.
PRICE: 3,900 KES PER PERSON Kenyan
4,500 KES PP RESIDENT
50 USD PP NON RESIDENT.
RATE IS INCLUSIVE OF:
Chance to Cycle at 600 per bike
Chance to Paint Ball- 1000
If a member cancelled more than 1 weeks prior -no charge
If a member cancelled within 3 days prior-50% of the total sum payable is due.
If a member cancelled within 1 day prior / on trip date or fails to show-up full payment is due of
In all instances notification must be made in writing and will be effective of the date received
• Wear a good fitting clothes i.e like a short
• Carry comfortable walking shoes
• It’s also a good idea to pack some snacks and water
This entire hike is over rough and some places have steep slopes and is not without danger
Don’t underestimate dehydration, drink enough water at the end of each section and as required
The guide’s advice on all matter including your rate of progress should always be listened.